# [Bell Historians] Tenor Weights

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford at t...
Thu Sep 12 14:43:15 BST 2002

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Having played with lots of different methods, I'm now favouring 7-1-0* (the=
* indicating approx) - which has the main advantage of clarity. It also h=
elps in tables of mixed and exact weights.

Dickon's note also flags up the problem of -7, -14 and -21 weights. Alf Bo=
well, in particular, passed off quite a lot of weights as exact when they w=
ere clearly approximate, but rounded to something other than 0. He did the=
same with his pricing - invariably to =A35 or =A310!=20=20

In other cases, pre-casting estimates - Taylors often quoted in advance to =
the level of 7, 14, 21 and 0 - have been mistakenly accepted as finished we=
ights (Harbury in Warwickshire is a case that spings to mind)

CP
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Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Tenor Weights

JPA
"I'm sure someone could do the stats, but it would be interesting to see
from
Dove, from the tenors with exact weights, what percentage are x-x-1, what
percentage are x-x-2 etc etc. A rough guess at about 4000 tenors with exa=
ct
weights, that is probably enough to have a representative sample?"

Just done this with Kent. I have 1596 weights that are reckoned to be
accurate. The breakown is:

0 7%
1 3%
2 4%
3 3%
4 3%
5 3%
6 4%
7 3%
8 4%
9 4%
10 5%
11 3%
12 3%
13 3%
14 4%
15 3%
16 4%
17 4%
18 3%
19 4%
20 3%
21 5%
22 3%
23 3%
24 3%
25 4%
26 4%
27 3%

I guess the 7% for the x-x-0 means that I haven't flagged all the
approximate weights yet! But the large number of 0-0-21 and 0-0-10 is
interesting.

DrL

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